Oct 18, 2012 12:00am PDT
city streets. the city needs help with major crimes, up 20% this year. police chief howard jordan told the city council he would like to temporarily hire officers from other agencies to fill the gaps. oakland is training new officers a the a police academy class now. however, they won't be ready for the streets until march. >>> oakland police are hoping a newly released surveillance video will jog the memory of those who saw the man who murdered the victim. he accidentally taped the car in front of him seen here while parallel parking. the two people inside that car then confronted butler inside this store and then followed and killed him a block away. a $25,000 reward has been posted for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. >>> a man accused of trying to blowup the federal reserve building in new new york city is under arrest. they nabbed him this morning. they say he tried to detonate a van outside the federal reserve building with what he thought were explosives. they were actually fakes sold to him by an undercover agent. the federal reserve building is just three b
Oct 13, 2012 12:00am PDT
between officers and occupy oakland protesters, police are assigning blame. chief howard jordan confirms it was one of his officers who fired a beanbag at protestor scott olson, seriously injuring the iraq war veteran. >> permanently -- >> personally i don't think him losing a job is nearly enough. i think he committed a crime and should be put in jail. >> no one is saying what will happen to the unidentified officer, but a just released independent investigation claims four four oakland officers broke the department rules in several occupy protests over the past year. they are minor like officers failing to turn on their video recorders up to excessive use of force. >> i think it might be the first step in the right direction for opd. >> without naming names, the chief is recommending termination for two officers. one demotion, 15 suspensions and counseling and training for three officers and -- three officers and written rep pro maunds for 23 others. >> it was tough for howard jordan to do. it is tough to displane officers you are asking to go out in often violent situations.